TIP OF THE DAY: Grits ~ Not Just A Side At Breakfast

A bag of premium grits from Charleston Favorites. Photo by Saidi Granados | THE NIBBLE.   Three-quarters of grits purchased in the U.S. are sold in the South; the area stretching from Virginia to Texas is sometimes referred to as the “grits belt.” This tip is for everyone who lives outside of it. But before…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Substituting Nonfat Greek Yogurt

Save many calories and fat grams: Substitute yogurt for fats in baked goods, and make a sweetened yogurt topping. Photo courtesy Nordicware.   We used to top our foods with sour cream, mascarpone and crème fraîche. One day, looking at ways to cut fat and calories from our diet (or at least, to counter our…
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PRODUCT: Game Of Thrones Beer

Blonde Ale is the first in the new Game Of Thrones beer line. Photo courtesy Brewery Ommegang.   For Game Of Thrones fans, there’s an answer to the question of what Joffrey Baratheon might have drunk as he sat on the Iron Throne—or at the dinner table. Brewery Ommegang and HBO, producer of the hit…
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PRODUCT: Stoli Hot & Infused Jalapeño Vodka

Thinking ahead to Cinco de Mayo? Bring something hot to the party—a bottle of Stoli Hot vodka, with jalapeño flavor and a hint of chipotle smoke. You can also make your own (recipe below). Introduced last year as a new flavor, Stoli Hot is a reformulated version of the 1962 flavor, Pepper (Pertsovka). Another 1962…
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RECIPE: Barbecue Sauce Secrets Revealed

It’s easy to make your own barbecue sauce. Photo by Eddie Berman | IST.   If you want a balsamic vinaigrette, mix two tablespoons of balsamic vinegar with three tablespoons of olive oil and a pinch of salt. It’s that simple: You don’t have to spend $5.00 on a bottle of salad dressing. If you…
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